The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering maintains strong ties to external constituents, including local and national industry, alumni, and professional friends. One way we benefit from these relationships is through our External Advisory Council.

EAC members serve informally as ECE ambassadors, provide guidance and suggestions, participate in ECE events, and provide career advice to our students.

The Council meets annually in Bozeman, and also provides regular feedback and referrals throughout the year.

The current External Advisory Council includes (as of Fall 2016):


  • Mr. Josh Alzheimer
    Micron Technology, Inc.
    Boise, ID
  • Mr. Lee Cannon
    International Game Technologies
    Bozeman, MT
  • Mr. John Carmody, P.E.
    NorthWestern Energy
    Butte, MT
  • Dr. Christopher Colson
    Western Area Power Administration
    Billings, MT
  • Mr. John Craig
    The Boeing Company
    Seattle, WA
  • Mr. Dave Dolezilek
    Schweitzer Engineering Labs
    Pullman, WA
  • Mr. Andrew Edwards
    IM Flash Technologies
    Lehi, UT
  • Mr. Grant Gershmel, P.E.
    HDR Engineering Inc.
    Billings, MT
  • Mr. Dean Gray, P.E.
    Semiconductor Product Manager
    Dallas, TX
  • Mr. Richard (Dick) M. Haney
    CMT Group
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Mr. Steven Honig
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Los Alamos, NM
  • Dr. Ralph Hutcheson
    S2 Corporation
    Bozeman, MT
  • Mr. Gene Kuntz
    Newport ILX Lightwave
    Bozeman, MT
  • Mr. Bill Law
    Tektronix, Inc. (retired)
    Beaverton, OR
  • Dr. Steve Leeb
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, MA
  • Dr. James Mohl
    Ball Aerospace
    Boulder, CO
  • Dr. John W. Pierre
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Wyoming
    Laramie, WY
  • Mr. Bryan Robertus, P.E.
    Advanced Electronic Designs, Inc.
    Bozeman, MT
  • Mr. Rick Robinson
    IBM Corporation
    Broomfield, CO
  • Ms. Karen L. Shyne
    The Boeing Company
    Seattle, WA
  • Ms. Heather L Volesky
    Hewlett-Packard Company
    Ft. Collins, CO